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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

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The White Goddess - Wiccan and Pagan Events Calendar

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31/07 - 02/08 - Lammas

Lammas

Lammas: August 2, July 31st/Aug 1st

Frey Fest/Lughnasa/Lugnasad/Lammas

This is an Irish Gaelic name for the feast which commemorates the funeral games of Lugh, Celtic god of light, and son of the Sun.  In the mythological story of the Wheel of the Year, the Sun God transfers his power into the grain, and is sacrificed when the grain is harvested.  So we have a dying, self-sacrificing and resurrecting god of the harvest, who dies for his people so that they may live.  Sound familiar?

Website: Lammas

17/08 - Portunalia in honour of Portunes

Portunalia in honour of Portunes

In Roman mythology, Portunes was a god of keys, doors and livestock. He protected the warehouses where grain was stored.  On this day, keys were thrown into a fire for good luck in a very solemn and lugubrious manner. His attribute was a key and his main temple in the city of Rome, the Temple of Portunus, was to be found in the Forum Boarium.

19/08 - Vinalia Rustica in honour of Venus

Vinalia Rustica in honour of Venus

Vinalia Rustica in honour of Venus, commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC.

21/08 - Consualia, games and races in honour of Consus

Consualia, games and races in honour of Consus

The Consuales Ludi or Consualia was the name of two ancient Roman festivals in honor of Consus, a tutelary deity of the harvest and stored grain.  During the celebration horses, mules, and asses were exempted from all labour, and were led through the streets adorned with garlands and flowers. Chariot races were held this day in the Circus Maximus.

23/08 - Vulcanalia in honour of Vulcan

Vulcanalia in honour of Vulcan

The festival of Vulcan, the Vulcanalia, was celebrated on August 23 each year, when the summer heat placed crops and granaries most at risk of burning. During the festival bonfires were created in honour of the god, into which live fish or small animals were thrown as a sacrifice, to be consumed in the place of humans.

25/08 - Opiconsivia in honour of Ops

Opiconsivia in honour of Ops

The Opiconsivia (or Opeconsiva or Opalia) was an ancient Roman religious festival held August 25 in honor of Ops ("Plenty"), also known as Opis, a goddess of agricultural resources and wealth.

27/08 - Volturnalia in honour of Volturnus

Volturnalia in honour of Volturnus

Volturnalia was the Roman festival on August 27 dedicated to Volturnus, 'god of the waters,' god of fountains. Volturnus was a tribal river god who later was identified as god of the Tiber river.

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